ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

July 25-26: School Board Summer Retreat

Aug 8: School Board Evening Meeting/ Budget Hearing - 6:15

Aug 22: School Board Evening Meeting/ Budget Adoption - 6:15

District Office Summer Hours

The district office is open throughout the summer:

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closed Fridays in July)

Questions? 360-503-1200

2019-20 Dates & Bus Routes

  • Staff and Student calendars are posted for the 2019-20 school year.
  • New bus routes are posted on the Transportation page.
  • First student day is Thursday, Sept 5 (grades 1-12); kindergarten starts Sept. 10.

District expands public access to Rice Field

The district will be expanding its public access hours to Rice Field during the summer as part of an effort to increase community usage of this facility.

“During the school year, the stadium and field are in constant use by our sports teams and PE classes,” said Superintendent Mark Wenzel. “We hope that expanding our public hours will allow the community to get even more use out of this beautiful facility.”

Rice Field will be open each day during July and August, Monday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (It will be closed July 4-5.)

“We know there are a number of folks who want to be able to walk and run on the track, or use the field for casual play,” said Erik Titus, athletics and activities director.

Restrooms will not be open during these hours, due to staffing cuts and safety concerns. Users will need to obey all posted rules including no pets, no food or beverages other than water, no bikes or skateboards. Additional rules are posted at the facility. Access is also subject to change due to district use or field rentals. Seahawk Stadium is available to rent by private groups as well.

Questions? Contact Erik Titus, Athletics and Activities Director - 360-503-1305 or

Ready to Learn Fair

Saturday, Aug. 17th, 9am-12pm

Anacortes Middle School

Ready to Learn Fair - Aug 17

A FREE event for families and students that could use some help getting ready for the new school year!

  • Backpacks
  • Community services
  • Complimentary lunch
  • School supplies & books
  • Haircuts
  • Gently used clothing

Parent or guardian must accompany all grade-school students. This is a zero-waste event -- bring your water bottle!

Translators will be available! Habrá traductores disponibles!

Want to volunteer? Contact Treva King at or 360-503-1200.

As a courtesy, the Anacortes School District posts information here for non-school related community events and information that benefits students. The district does not necessarily endorse or sponsor any of these activities.

The Summer edition of the Anacortes A-Town Publication is available online HERE. This publication has activities and events that are happening over the next several months.

Visit the Anacortes Farmers Market - fresh produce, great food, crafts, live music, and more. Every Saturday starting May 4th, 9AM to 2PM at the Depot (7th St and R Ave) - Family friendly!

Anacortes Food to Go - This is a weekend backpack food program for Anacortes students. If you are in need, please contact Food to Go - (360) 708-3037 or

Anacortes Hawkeyes Wrestling Camp - July 15-18

Anacortes Public Library Summer Reading List

Anacortes Schools Foundation Newsletter

The Anacortes Sister Cites Association (ASCA is sending ten AMS students to Japan and has discount Wild Waves tickets available for $15.99 ($9 off per ticket) between now and until June 16th and $25.99 ($19 off per ticket) between June 17th and September 7th. Season Passes are also available for a discount. Each ticket or season pass sold directly benefits ASCA fund raising needed to pay for the trip. Please buy online at and thank you for your support!

Bloodworks NW Blood Drive - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building located at 3720 H Ave in Anacortes. The date is July 29 from 9-3 and will be closed from 11–12 for lunch. Walk-ins welcome. To schedule an appointment please call (360) 708-9560. Thanks for being a Life Saver!

Boys and Girls Club Summer Info

Bright Beginnings Play Dates - July 8-August 26

Click Arts Camp - Aug 18-23

CrossFit Anacortes

Dogs on Call - Volunteer Opportunity - We need YOU and YOUR PET to help kids in need with Dogs on Call! If you are interested, click on the flyer!

Fidalgo Danceworks Summer Programs

Fidalgo Danceworks Summer Camps for kids

First Tee Link Program

Learn life skills, the 9 core values, how to play golf and have fun with The First Tee at the Swinomish Golf links. Youth 7 - 18 are welcome and you can join at any time. Check out our flyer and visit our website:

Food Resources for Summer - 2019

Friends of the Forest Family Hikes

Girl Scouts in Anacortes

Guardstart - Junior Lifeguarding Program

Island Adventure Art Camp - Summer 2019

NCTA Summer Session

National Night Out - Tuesday, August 6 - 6-8 p.m. at Storvik Park

Park Aide Employment/ Volunteer Opportunities

Quaker Cove Day Camp - Week 1: July 29 - August 2

Week 2: August 5 - 9

Week 3: August 12 - 16

Day Camp is for kids entering grades 1st - 6th. Campers will investigate and learn about plants, animals, and nature. We will take them into the forest, onto the beach, out to our vegetable garden, and under the open air for sky gazing. Registration is open now.

Riverstone Climbing Gym

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Skagit Parent to Parent - July Newsletter

Skagit Kid Insider

STEM Camp for Middle Schoolers - Aug 5-8

Taekwondo Summer Camp

VBS - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Aug 5-9

Register now for Western Washington University summer Youth Programs, held at Shannon Point Marine Center.

Western’s Youth Programs foster academic growth through enrichment and recreational activities. Offerings available this summer in Anacortes include:

Grandparents U: Marine Animal Adaptations

Create memories to last a lifetime during this unique intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren. Does your child wonder why crabs have claws and sea stars have no bones? We dive into the how’s and why’s of different marine animal characteristics and investigate the tops of kelp forests and deep ocean canyons to discover how marine habitats influence species diversity.

Grades: 1 - 8

Dates: Monday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 23

Times: Monday, 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Shannon Point Marine Center

Cost: $260 per grandparent/grandchild pair

Odyssey of Science and Arts: Adventures of a Marine Scientist

Dive into investigating science and arts. Does your child have an interest in marine science? In this program they have the opportunity to engage with marine scientists at Shannon Point Marine Center. Through hands-on activities, participants apply the principals of the scientific method to discover unique aspects of the marine world.

Grades: 3 - 6

Dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2

Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Location: Shannon Point Marine Center

Cost: $173 (if registered before May 14)

To learn more and register, visit

This School District does not sponsor, endorse, or recommend any of the organizations, services or activities described in this information. This information is provided solely for the convenience of our students and parents to assist in their review of the safety and suitability of such organizations, services and activities. All School Districts shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials including attorney’s fees and judgments or awards.

Nondiscrimination: The Anacortes School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

K.C. Knudson, Civil Rights Compliance/ RCW Coordinator, (360) 503-1214,

Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216,

Connie Sheridan, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221,

Written complaints to: 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221

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